| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Aug 15, 2013
There was no double standard in this case with Jesse Jackson. Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson made it clear that there is one system of justice for all—including well-connected families. Nevertheless, Jesse Jackson Sr. did exactly what any loving...
| Sep 5, 2013
The moutzes of September are already flying as high as Raytheon stock while President Barack Obama considers sending Tomahawk cruise missiles toward Syria, at a reported cost of about a million dollars apiece.
Yet there's one little problem with the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON — A day after ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. identified his preferred prisons, a well-known charity has written to the judge who will sentence him and his wife, Sandi Jackson, and expressed interest in "hosting" her "in her performance of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:48 PM
If former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is ordered to spend time behind bars, he would like to go to either the federal prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., or the low-security portion of the federal correctional institution in Butner, N.C., one of his lawyers...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:03 AM
WASHINGTON — While former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. awaits sentencing for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds, his political organization has received its third warning from the Federal Election Commission for failing to submit reports on its...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:10 AM
A judge signed an order today that will give former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. time to pay a $750,000 forfeiture arising out of his criminal case.
In the order, the judge agreed to a request from lawyers in the case to postpone until Oct. 25 a decision on...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who faces a possible prison term when he is sentenced Aug. 14, has told government lawyers that he will "make his best efforts" to satisfy a $750,000 forfeiture he owes within the next 90 to 180 days, according to a court...
| Jun 30, 2013
The two stuffed elk heads of Chicago politics — former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson — are scheduled for sentencing in their corruption and tax cases on July 3.
Our government often delivers bad news...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Today's offering from Scott Stantis: Everything about this cartoon is just about pitch perfect, but... are my sensitivities exaggerated or is there sexism at work in the portrayal of Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan as a mere little girl? The unseemly......
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......